Do you write for the Audience or for Yourself?

A journalist highlights the facts, they dive into the details and provide the reader with a snapshot of the situation and the sides. Sometimes it can involve opinion, context and competing viewpoints but it should be about informing the reader. Journalism at its best helps provide the reader with information that they can use to …

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What you appreciate when on the road

I’ve seen many people traveling and a lot of people bring everything they could need. I was like that as well, you want to be ready for whatever could happen. When you travel the matra less is more is even more powerful and some of the things that you When rely on most are the …

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A Direction without a Path

When you find out who you are or who you want to be the path to getting to the summit isn’t always clear. Sometimes there are no signposts to mark the way, sometimes all you have is the mountain in front of you and a direction to go. It’s all the subtleties and nuances about …

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Maxime Bernier Canada is Better than you think and Stronger than what you Believe

This is my response to this article where it discusses tweets by Maxime Bernier a Member of Parliament from Quebec discussing multiculturalism and alluding to a view that there is a point where enough is enough.

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The Mission Write 2 Hours a Day (until you don’t suck) to learn Story and Structure with a Flash of Style

There was a time when I needed to do as much as possible, to do all the touristy things or at least a few of them as part of crossing them off my bucket list. It hasn’t been that way for a long time, I learned to let go of that need because it wasn’t …

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Tourist Price, Pricing Differences and Grabs

I don’t know anyone that travels and enjoys paying the tourist price and this is readily apprent when you are traveling in developing reasons where tourism is a growing part of the local economy. There are places where as a visitor you are expected to pay more, it is what it is and we don’t …

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To Lazy Days that make you think and Wonder

Currently I’m in Ubud on Bali just wandering around. I am planning to do Gunug Rinjani if I can find a good deal but more and more my thoughts go back to the story to writing, to a universe that has no form except for what exists digitally and in my head. I have crafted …

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Diabetes and Travel

I have been a type 1 diabetic for a long time and in my travels I’ve gone to the edge of death and back. I’ve learned how to deal with it but that doesn’t mean it is easy or simple. Just keeping my insulin cold can be a bitch or getting a prescription and getting …

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You are never adrift, just finding your way

I remember hunting for work and feeling like I could never compete. It killed my soul, then I left and realized how small my world had become. I had to stop being defined by what others thought I needed, I had to leave normal, the expected behind. When I was in Pai in a truck …

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First Day in Bali

  There are the days that make you feel as if life is worth living, then there are the travel days where all you feel is the endless grind. This is one of those days, been in transit for a few days, first a 3 hour bus ride from Pai to Chiang Mai. From Chiang …

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